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Top Advanced Diploma Programs in Food and Beverage Studies

An advanced diploma is a great way to introduce yourself to a particular subject, launch a higher education career, or even gain the credentials necessary for a career switch. Thousands of institutions around the world offer advanced diplomas in a variety of different subjects.

Just what is an advanced diploma in food and beverage studies? This field is concerned with how food is produced, processed, prepared, and delivered to consumers. It includes subfields such as cooking, baking, hospitality, food science, and even agriculture. Students also often study subjects concerned with business, management, and commercial processes. Some programs offer access to real-world kitchens and other facilities where students can put their knowledge to use.

Many advantages can be derived from one of these advanced diplomas. For one, they often involve rigorous coursework that can enhance student credentials more than a regular diploma might. For another, most students learn important technical skills that serve them well in their future careers.

If you’re wondering how much one of these degrees will cost, you should contact the school you’re interested in for up to date financial information. There are a number of reasons why the final price might vary from program to program.

Those who earn a diploma in food and beverage studies can seek employment in a number of different institutions. Diploma holders might work in a restaurant, commercial kitchen, bakery, or other food production facility; they can be anything from cooks to managers to assistants to consultants. Some students go on to open their own restaurants or cafes.

If you think that you’d like to earn an advanced diploma in this field, then our extensive database contains a number of options for you to consider. We’re happy to help you find the program you want—simply search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Food and Beverage Studies

San Diego Culinary Institute

As each new class in Pastry begins, the previous class prepares for graduation. Graduating students perfect their wedding cakes and chocolate sculpture work for final exa ... [+]

Our programs were developed with your successful future in mind

As each new class in Pastry begins, the previous class prepares for graduation. Graduating students perfect their wedding cakes and chocolate sculpture work for final exams while the new entering students invariably drop their jaws in admiration of the artistry of the graduating class.

Every term, the new students say they can’t imagine themselves with the skills and the talent to create work like that. And every term those same new students become the graduating students preparing work at the same impressively high level.

Our instructors — and, in turn, our students — set a very high standard of performance for each new class. And each new class rises to meet it. You will, too.... [-]

USA La Mesa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 months
Campus
San Diego Culinary Institute

The Advanced Professional Diploma in Cuisine Commis Culinary program represents the culmination of years of research and program development by some of the finest culinar ... [+]

Our programs were developed with your successful future in mind

Whether you want to pursue a career in Culinary Arts as an Executive Chef or as a Pastry Chef, SDCI offers a comprehensive program in both disciplines.

Both our Cuisine and Pastry programs were built around the same fundamentals: Small class sizes, career mentorship from our certified Chef Instructors, and hands-on training to learn the proper skills and techniques you'll need to succeed in any fine-dining kitchen environment. Both programs consist of lecture classes including Safety/Sanitation and Entrepreneurship. Both programs have 80% of their coursework conducted in the kitchen classroom which means more time to master your techniques. They also both end with an Externship program where you have the opportunity to work in the kitchen of a fine dining restaurant, resort, hotel, or catering company for 220 hours.... [-]

USA La Mesa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 11 months
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Top professionals in the culinary arts do more than just cook. They manage restaurants, cater special events, offer personal chef services, and more. For many, however, t ... [+]

THE COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL

Top professionals in the culinary arts do more than just cook. They manage restaurants, cater special events, offer personal chef services, and more. For many however, the ultimate goal is to own their own restaurant – to create a place that reflects their culinary passions and lets them share their style and personal panache with the world. For these individuals, The International Culinary School at LaSalle College Vancouver offers the Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership advanced diploma program.

The program begins with basic culinary skills and progresses to advanced food techniques, garnishing, and presentation. During the hands-on production, students are exposed to specialty products and produce, as well as the skills and techniques of baking and pastry arts. International, Asian, Classical French, and North American regional cuisine help round-out the student’s knowledge of the culinary world. As they have the opportunity to hone their skills and gain a solid foundation in the culinary and baking and pastry arts, students can move on to develop managerial and leadership skills. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute

Candidates for the Advanced Diploma should be at least 18-years of age with a passion for the culinary arts. This is the ideal specialization for students who are current ... [+]

Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in European Baking and Pastry Arts

Programme Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

Identify the equipment, commodities and methods required to prepare different examples of European and International Breads, Pastries, Cakes, Desserts, Ice Creams, Chocolates and Showpieces Produce a range of Breads, Pastries, Cakes, Ice Creams, Chocolates, Showpieces, hot, cold and frozen desserts, baked goods and chocolates Demonstrate and apply food preparation and cooking skills that are safe, hygienic and professional after Swiss standards Explain the functioning and administration of the culinary purchasing process. Create edible decorations and showpieces for buffets and plated desserts. Programme Description ... [-]
Switzerland Lucerne
January 2020
Full-time
40 - 44 weeks
Campus
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme foc ... [+]

Programme Aims

This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme focuses on both theory and practical training. Through simulated working environments and industrial attachment, students can acquire relevant technical competence and professional knowledge of the industry.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and work experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Curriculum

Semester 1

Fundamental Business Studies for Hospitality Food and Beverage Service Principles and Practices Culinary Fundamentals and Practices Information Technology Essentials – Hospitality Accommodation Operations I Accommodation Practices Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5) English & Communication: Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Culinary Institute

Prepares students to work in the vibrant and ever-growing catering industry, and develops their intellectual and professional competencies to meet the industry's demand f ... [+]

Programme Aims

Prepares students to work in the vibrant and ever-growing catering industry, and develops their intellectual and professional competencies to meet the industry's demand for a new generation of chefs possessing not only multi-culinary and management skills, but also a professional mindset and work attitude.

Provides a broad range of topics in Chinese and Western culinary arts and sciences and clusters of culinary stream specific modules to enhance student's knowledge and skills in national/international culinary arts, in order to help students realise their interests and career aspirations.

Structured to guide students to attain knowledge in culinary niches and develop management know-how in culinary operations and catering businesses in a holistic manner.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Culinary Institute

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industr ... [+]

Programme Aims

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industry.

Cultivates students' notion for lifelong learning and develops students to be independent learners with a local, national and global vision for further study and professional development in the hospitality industry.

Equips students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills, initially at a paraprofessional level, via the blending of theoretical and practical application.

Curriculum

Year 1

Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry Cookies, Petits Fours and Tarts Fundamentals of International Breads Fundamentals of Chocolate Classical Cakes Delicatessen and Savoury Foods Frozen Desserts Bakery and Confectionery Science Beverage and Café Service Food Hygiene and Safety Food Nutrition for Chefs Introduction to Management and Organisations Kitchen Management Information Technology: Data Analysis and Promotion Human Resource Management Accounting for Hospitality Management Vocational English & Putonghua Work Integrated Learning* ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Culinary Institute

Students are equipped with professional knowledge and practical skills of wine and beverage, and catering industry, initially at a paraprofessional level. After obtaining ... [+]

Programme Aims

Students are equipped with professional knowledge and practical skills of wine and beverage, and catering industry, initially at a paraprofessional level.

After obtaining professional qualifications and undergone industrial attachments, graduates may progressively pursue a career in the wine and beverage or catering industry; or articulate to bachelor degree in either local or overseas universities; and/or articulate to further professional qualifications in their areas of interest.

Curriculum

Year 1

Chinese and Western Culinary Fundamentals Food and Beverage Service and Operations Food Hygiene and Safety Intermediate Wines and Spirits Advanced Wines and Spirits Chinese Restaurant Operations Management Western Restaurant Operations Management Professional Bar Operations Management Wine and Beverage Distribution and Retail Management Principles of Economics and Global Financial Environment Human Resource Management Service Marketing Vocational English & Putonghua ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus